All boards are welcome on this course.
Why do an Easter Revision course in Photography at Ashbourne?
The Photography Easter Revision course will be taught by Sangthian Sritraipop and Tim Dean. Sangthian has a BA in Applied Arts from the University of Silapakorn in her native Thailand. She worked in the advertising industry and as a television director before coming to Ashbourne. Tim Dean holds a BA in Art from St Martin’s College. He became interested in photography during his second year of University, experimenting, in particular, with photomontage. He has been teaching for nearly thirty years and has been at Ashbourne for over ten. Students will benefit from the enthusiasm of these teachers as well as their practical and theoretical knowledge of the subject. Small class sizes will ensure that students receive individual attention, a key feature of the Easter Revision programme at Ashbourne.
Students will be guided to work in one or more area(s) of Photography, such as those listed below. They may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas:
- landscape photography (working from the urban, rural and/or coastal environment)
- still-life photography, working from objects or from the natural world
- documentary photography, photo journalism
- experimental imagery
- photographic installation, video, television and film.
Skills and Techniques
Candidates will be required to demonstrate skills in all of the following:
- the ability to explore elements of visual language, line, form, colour, pattern and texture in the context of Photography
- the ability to respond to an issue, theme, concept or idea or work to a brief or answer a need in Photography
- appreciation of viewpoint, composition, depth of field and movement; time-based, through such techniques as sequence or ‘frozen moment’
- the appropriate use of the camera, film, lenses, filters and lighting for work in their chosen area of Photography
- understanding of techniques related to the developing and printing of photographic images, where appropriate, presentation and layout.
Candidates must show knowledge and understanding of:
- how ideas, feelings and meanings can be conveyed and interpreted in images and artefacts created in the chosen area(s) of Photography
- historical and contemporary developments and different styles and genres
- how images and artefacts relate to social, environmental, cultural and/or ethical contexts, and to the time and place in which they were created
- continuity and change in different styles, genres and traditions relevant to Photography
- the working vocabulary and specialist terminology which is relevant to their chosen area(s) of Photography.